Discussion in 'Video problems with Mac' started by MacNim, Sep 7, 2005.
cool.. i'll check that out.
ok if you don't mind wasting cd's here's what you do first burn your bin. cue. to a regular 700mb cd so it's a SVCD or VCD movie--then when it's done burning leave it in your comp. then click on MY COMPUTER and click on whatever drive it's in to open it--then click on the MPEGAV folder then just drag the AVSEQ01 file to your desktop--that file is your movie in MPEG so rename it to whatever your movie is--then you can burn them as data onto a dvd disc and play them on your dvd player as vcd's, svcd's--takes about 14.7 minutes if you have a fast burner---let me know how it works
this is the same thing that was posted before.. but we dont need to use a cd.. we can use toast to mount the images and do all that.
but i thought it took a few hours to convert them with toast---the way i told you only takes about 15 minutes
The one step we can leave out is the burning of the disk. What thelox is saying is that Toast has the function to mount the disk image on the desktop as though a disk were in the drive. We can then manipulate the files within and not have to burn the disk.
The problem I am seeing is that a VCD is standard mpeg1. SVCD is Mpeg 2, as is DVD. So...when we burn this file, Toast is not doing the conversion because it thinks that mpg is mpg and doesn't change the type. DVD players will only read layer 2 mpgs so that would be why it wouldn't work on a standard player. I think really the only choice is running it through ffmpegx or similiar program (are there any others?) to make the m2v and ac3 files and author those in Toast. Otherwise we end up with a 700 meg DVD that is suck quality.
thank you for the clarification.. but then why would you burn only 700mb file onto a 4.7gb disk.
just by the way.. i have toast 6.. i burned that dvd at about 500gb each file. two files... so about 1gb. and that only took like 30 mins. i had safari and itunes running at the same time. and that's on a mac mini.. it does have 1gb ram.
i am getting toast 7 today.. hopefully the store has it in stock. i'll check that out and post results.. i know macman had done it.. and said it was pretty good speed.
k, the lox you are a genius, it works when you convert the dat files to mpg files, then drag them to video then burn. But I have another question, when it burns the mpg files, does it automatically burn the dvd with chapters and all, or do I have to get a certain type of torrent file?
stickied as per request
its a pain trying to dig this thing out everytime i need it.
stickied? huh? no one answered my question.....
i thought i had on the other thread...
the chapters i believe are done automatically.. u can make your own menus..
the encoding does take a while tho.. that's why i leave it encoding overnite.
ok, by twice now ive tried burning from toast (dvd-video) and both times they almost finish but then they give me a disk error. The laast one said something about -050? The first dvd i tried to burn was an mpeg, and the second was an avi file, no consistency here, im thinkin it might be the brand of dvds? u guys?
what brand of dvds are you using?
check my sig for good media..
maxell, the dvdinspector does not work when I bring it up.....lox any ideas in converting avi files?
streamclip might do it
k, ill try out ffmpegx and tell u how it goes......the brand im using is maxell....dvd+r.......i know i know dvd-r are better, but are dvd+r usable or what?
so for ffmpegx whats the best format to change .avi files to...DVDmpege2enc, DVDffmpeg or mpeg-TS?
you should be good to putting under ts...
k, so just to be sure here, i can burn TS files under the DATA tab as a dvd-ROM? is this correct, cos it wont let me add the files unde dvd video.....
also anyone explain an error code im gettin under tost 6....disc error code -50????
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